This is an easy yet elegant butter-pecan cookie shaped to resemble an acorn and dipped in melted chocolate chips and chopped pecans.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, 3/4 cup chopped pecans, and vanilla until well blended. Combine flour and baking powder, and stir into the butter mixture. Shape dough into 1 inch balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten cookies slightly to keep them from rolling off of the pan, and pinch the tops to a point to resemble acorns.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet to cool on wire racks.

  • In the top of a double boiler, melt chocolate chips, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat; keep chocolate warm over water in the double boiler. Dip pointy ends of cooled cookies into melted chocolate, then into the remaining 3/4 cup chopped pecans. Allow cookies to set on waxed paper.

Nutrition Facts

148.3 calories; 1.6 g protein; 14.7 g carbohydrates; 13.6 mg cholesterol; 45.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2004
Very quick and easy butter pecan cookie I also shaped them in a disk shape in my hand and baked them. They task like a Pecan Sandies. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2004
These were a little too dry for my taste but they did look pretty. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very quick and easy butter pecan cookie I also shaped them in a disk shape in my hand and baked them. They task like a Pecan Sandies. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
These were a little too dry for my taste but they did look pretty. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
Super dry tastes like plaster a complete waste of ingredients. Yuck! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I tried this recipe and could not believe how good it was. Make it it is a GREAT cookie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I made these cookies for my fall wedding. They were delicious! Very elegant. Fit wonderfully with the fall theme. Debbie Ruhf Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/11/2005
I'm trying to make these cookies right now and with the measurements listed I can't get the dough to be dough. It's dry and crumbly. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I tried it twice and I have had to toss the cookie out. If you have any suggestions please let me know. This is the first year I'm trying to do Christmas baking and I can't afford to throw away ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
WOW!! What a great cookie! My daughter loved it my parents loved it and I ate way too many. On top of all that it's elegant AND it's so easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
A great cookie to give as a gift or kind gesture. They look wonderful and their flavor exceeds their appearence. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2010
These cookies are a family and friend favorite. Instead of shaping the dough like acorns I roll the dough slightly and then use an acorn shaped cutter. Also I use an owl shaped cutter. It is very fall-ish. The flavor is wonderful and I make these every year at Halloween. People tell me it gives them a new respect for short bread type cookies. Read More
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